Hillsborough survivor emerges from permanent vegetative stateBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7086.993g (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:993
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A survivor of the 1989 Hillsborough football ground disaster made banner headlines in Britain last week, when it was revealed that he had emerged from what was diagnosed as a permanent vegetative state.
The case of Andrew Devine, who can give yes and no responses with a touch sensitive pad, was said to be unique by Dr Keith Andrews, director of medical and research services at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, Putney.
Dr Andrews, who …